Government often accomplishes herculean tasks with little recognition.
Meeting the drinking-water needs of Arizona’s future population will force residents to live with trade-offs. But as more people move here and are born here, they may not have a choice, state officials say.
While Californians sell cattle, halt salmon fishing and stop watering lawns due to an unyielding drought, the water picture is brighter — in the short term at least — for Arizona and the rest of the Colorado River Basin.
Arizona has a long history of addressing our water supply challenges.
Rosemont Copper has met extensive government requirements to improve its mine proposal, and so it is time to accept that the mine will be built. We respect the laws, though flawed, that permit mining in a national forest in a region with limited water.
Here’s why water must be Arizona’s top public-policy debate:
All residents in Pima County are created equal and assume they are equally entitled to their water. This assumption could be jeopardized if Rosemont Mine opponents convince the Tucson City Council to oppose Community Water Company of Green Valley’s pipeline connection.
The Tanque Verde Wash, unlike most of its Tucson counterparts, still blooms with yellowing cottonwood and willow trees during autumn’s current peak.
Despite years of growing concern about drought, some good water news has emerged: The Tucson area has balanced its water pumping with recharge more than a decade ahead of schedule.
Davidson Canyon and Cienega Creek — linchpin issues for many who oppose the Rosemont Mine — aren’t in as big a danger from mine impacts as many people think, the U.S. Forest Service says.
Opponents of the proposed Rosemont Mine have filed suit, seeking to overturn a state decision awarding a groundwater protection permit to mine owners Rosemont Copper Co.
A 29-year-old man who died after jumping into the water at Tanque Verde Falls Sunday has been identified.
Ruins of shelled houses on the shore of the river Meuse in Verdun, France during World War I. (1914 - 1918). (AP Photo)
The City Council unanimously approved changes to its policy for providing water service outside the city limits, giving a priority to developers who create high-paying jobs and invest $5 million in new or expanded facilities.
We're Tucson Water, where blood’s thicker than water and patronage flows downhill. Before we get onto the big news of the day we'd like to respond to the Star's so-called "investigation" about some bid somewhere for something that has something to do with who cares by citing scripture.
Tucson zoo officials are coping with a water line break that has left the facility without running water.
Hundreds of Picture Rocks residents can expect to see significantly higher water bills in the coming months, while thousands more will see more modest increases.
Chairman of the Community Water Co. Board of Directors.
Secretary and treasurer of the Upper Santa Cruz Providers & Users Group
Tucson and Marana have experienced significant increases in their water tables due to reduced groundwater pumping and the recharge of Central Arizona Project water from the Colorado River.